Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241
Phone: 309-792-0548
Phone Renewal: 888-542-7259

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-8p.m.
Saturday 10a.m.-3p.m.

It's Back to School Time Again!

The new school year is already upon us! Stop by the library for some great back-to-school resources for your student, as well as some fun books getting the kids back in school!

Be sure to check out some great online resources on our Children's Services page! You'll find school websites, homework help, and much more!

New Children's Resource

Visit ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy for exciting educational activities. It's a website that helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studeis, art music and much more! For kids ages 2-7+!

This resource is free to use at the library

Now available- Free Driver's Ed Program

The Colona Public Library is proud to announce a new partnership with to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests!  Visit our exclusive website, where you can choose from several different practice tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Illinois's traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license or CDL. Patrons can also download handbooks with driving rules and regulations. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.

Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!!

Stitching Fun & Friendship Together

The Colona Library is pleased to host the Betty Boop Needle Group! Join them Wednesdays at 1 p.m.!

Any and all stitching crafts can be covered.  Jolly Jackson will lead the group, and she has experience in crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and plastic canvas.  Beginners are welcome.  You are encouraged to bring a project with you, or find a new one at the class.  Join us to share patterns, ideas, talents, friendship, even recipes!  You can call Jolly at (309) 278-4778 with questions or suggestions.

Recycle @ the Library

The Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!)

Recycle!The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards library programs. Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!

Library Cards

If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one now!

Did You Know?

We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies and television shows on DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too!  We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.


Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:

Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.

And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!

Contact the Colona Library Board.

Helpful Links

Online Library Catalog

OMNI Libraries

YA OmniLibrary

Why Can't I Find the eBook I want?



Green Planet Films
Watch nature and environmental films from around the globe for free!

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Internet Resources

Internet Use Policy